6 December 2016

Christmas refuse and recycling information 2016

Collection days are not changing this Christmas, so please put out your refuse and recycling on your usual day.

Refuse and recycling will be collected on all weekdays over Christmas and New Year, including Monday 26 December, Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January.

If you need to check your collection day, you can find the information online. Just visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/cityclean and put in your postcode.

If we miss you, leave your collection out and we’ll pick it up as soon as we can.

As part of our budget savings, we will not be mailing out refuse and recycling calendars this year. If you would like a copy you can either print one from the website, download one at your local library or call 01273 292929 and we will send one to you.

Not printing and posting out calendars is saving taxpayers around £25,000.

Recycling at Christmas

Food and drink

Plastic bottles can go straight into your recycling box or bin, but remember to give them a quick rinse them and remove any plastic tops or lids.

Drinks cans, food tins and glass bottles and jars can also go in your recycling box or bin along with egg boxes, cardboard sleeves for food packaging and all tin biscuit boxes. Remember to keep your glass in a separate recycling box or bag so it doesn’t contaminate the other materials.

Wrapping paper and cardboard

Please only recycle wrapping paper - foil or paper covered in glitter can’t be recycled.

Flatten any cardboard boxes and paper bags to make space in your recycling bins and boxes. You can also visit a community recycling point or one of the city's two recycling centres.

Christmas trees

Christmas tree recycling sites across the city will be open between 2 January and 14 January 2017.

To find your nearest christmas tree recycling site visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/christmas-tree-recycling

Recycling centres

Both recycling centres have changes to opening hours over Christmas and the New Year.

Check the recycling centre page for full opening times.

Hove recycling centre is closed:

  • Christmas day - 25 December
  • Boxing day - 26 December
  • Bank holiday Monday - 27 December
  • New Year's ay - 1 January
  • Bank holiday Monday - 2 January

Brighton recycling centre is closed:

  • From 1pm on Christmas eve - 24 December
  • Christmas day - 25 December
  • Boxing day - 26 December
  • Bank holiday Monday - 27 December
  • From 1pm on New Year's eve - 31 December
  • New Year's day - 1 January